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Carr Mill Dam
 22nd May 2016
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Brookfield St
Earlestown, NLW
17th February 2015
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Arches
Carr Mill Dam
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Ring-necked Duck
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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Newton Lake
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American Black Tern
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Eccleston Mere

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 Newton Lake, NLW 
 
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Eccleston Mere

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Andover Road
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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Carr Mill Dam
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   May 2012
   
 

 

                                                             photos of the month

 

 Short-eared Owl  photo,     *******   Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding juvenile - photo 1 - photo 2

    
   
 Thu 31st May  - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 
 Wed 30th May  - Sankey Valley, up from Visitor Centre, Blackbrook  --  1 female Blackcap by the footpath.
 - Sankey Valley, Coopers Lane Reed Bed  --  several Reed Warblers and Reed Buntings showing well.
 Tue 29th May  - Nine Arches upwards, Sankey Valley  --  1 Common Buzzard,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Jay,  6 Swallows, 
 -     ''       ''            ''              ''           ''     --  5 Swifts,  2 male 2 female Bullfinch,  1male Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff.
 - Old Coach Road  --  1 Curlew,  10+ Tree Sparrow.
 Mon 28th May  - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  3 Canada Geese + 4 Goslings,  1 male Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  4 Shelduck  with 4 ducklings on PR4.
 Sun 27th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  Family groups of Canada Geese + 30 Goslings, 1 G.S. Woodpecker  feeding chick, pics
 -       ''             '     --  for photos of G.S Woodpecker feeding chick,  see  Colin's blog.
 - Sankey Valley, Wagon Lane to Havannah Flash  --
2 Jay, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Reed Bunting.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Sparrowhawk  over.  
 Sat 26th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  24 Great Crested Grebe,  1 Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding juvenile - photo 1 - photo 2
 Thu 24th May  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Canada Geese + 6 goslings on Clare's Moss,  2 Oystercatcher, 
 -    ''       ''        ''      -- 
15 Tree Sparrow on Clare's moss.
 - Eccleston Mere  -- 1 male Gadwall,  1 Oystercatcher 1 Kingfisher,  5 Whitethroat,  3 Lesser Redpoll, 
 -       ''            ''      --  2 Tree Sparrow.
 - Havannah Flash, Engine Inn side  --  2 Kestrel,  2 Swallows thru,  2 Yellowhammer.
 - Jackson Street Gas Tower  --  1 Peregrine  circling around the tower 7.45pm.
 Wed 23rd May  - Old Coach Road --  4 Shelduck,  1 Curlew,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Hobby over horse paddock on Clare's Moss,
 -   ''        ''         ''     -- 10 Tree Sparrow.
 - Sankey Valley, Wagon Lane to Folds Lane --  1 Jay,  Reed Warblers,  Sedge Warblers,
 -      ''           ''            ''          ''           ''         ''     --  1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 
 Tue 22nd May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 female Gadwall,  2 Common Tern, 3 Oystercatcher,  1 G.B.B Gull,  1 L.B.B Gull,  
 -        ''           ''     -- 
1 Common Buzzard,  1 G.S Woodpecker,  1 Common Whitethroat4 Lesser Redpoll. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  2
Shelduck  with 8 ducklings on PR4,   2 G.B.B Gull. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit. 
 Mon 21st May  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck,  1 Whinchat  in horse paddocks on Clare's Moss. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Tern,  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Cuckoo calling,  3 Lesser Redpoll, 
 -        ''           ''     --  5 Common Whitethroat. 
 - Rainford Mosslands  --  2 Shelduck, 
2 Grey Partridge,  5 Wheatear,  8 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  --  2 Shelduck  with 8 ducklings on PR4. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Grey Heron,  3 Canada Geese,  2 Gadwall,  2 Tufted Duck,  1 Common Buzzard. 
 Sun 20th May  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck,  2 Oystercatcher1 Short-eared Owl - photo,   1 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Sankey Valley, Blackbrook  --  1 Oystercatcher  over. 
 Sat 19th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  200 Swift,  100 Swallows,  20 Sand Martin,  50 House Martin. 
 - Old Coach Road -- 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Wheatear,100 Swift, 51 Stock Dove, 3  Whitethroat, 2 Tree Sparrow.
 - Catchdale Moss  --  3 Oystercatcher,  2 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  --  1 maleYellow Wagtail. 
 Fri 18th May  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Shelduck,  4 Wheatear. 
 Thu 17th May  - Green Lane, Eccleston  --  3 Oystercatcher,  1 Kestrel,  1 Short-eared Owl  around  8.45 - 9.30pm. 
 - Coopers Lane - Havannah Flash area, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cuckoo 
heard. 
 Wed 16th May  - Old Coach Road  --  2 Oystercatcher,  4 Tree Sparrow. 
 -    ''       ''        ''     -- 19 Wheatear 
(inc.7 in horse paddocks Clare's Moss+11 in ploughed field nr New Cut Lane.
 Tue 15th May  - Old Coach Road  --  4 Oystercatcher,  7 Wheatear,  4 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Dairy Farm Road  -- 1 Grey Partridge,  2 Oystercatcher,   1 Yellow Wagtail. 
 - Prescot Reservoirs
(no access)- 2 Little Ringed Plovers on reservoir causeway,1 Wheatear north side of PR4
 Sun 13th May  - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Wheatear,  4 Yellow Wagtail, plus similar numbers Whitethroat, Chiffchaff,
 -     ''        ''        ''      --  Willow Warbler, Blackcap reported.
 - Old Coach Road -- 2 Shelduck, 9 Skylarks (in fields between the old Coach Road to Clare’s Moss Plantation).
 - Moss Lane  --  1 Oystercatcher,  4 Skylark,  1 Whitethroat,  1 Corn Bunting,  2 Linnet,  1 Yellowhammer. 
 - Reeds Lane  -- 
1 Kestrel,  2 Common Whitethroat. 
 Sat 12th May  - Dairy Farm Road  --  2 Grey Partridge,2 Wheatear,  1 Yellow Wagtail,  6 Common Whitethroat, 
 -    ''         ''       ''     --  2 blackcap,  6 Chiffchaff,  12 Willow Warblers. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  3 Wheatear,  3 Common Whitethroat,
  4 Tree Sparrow. 
 - Berrington's Lane  -   1 Wheatear,  3 Common Whitethroat. 
 Thu 10th May  - Eccleston Mere  --  1 Oystercatcher,  1 Common Tern,  1 Kingfisher,  4 Blackcap,  4 Willow Warbler,
 -          ''         ''     --  5 Whitethroat.
 - Dairy Farm Road  -- 
1 Kestrel,  1 Wheatear,  2 Yellow Wagtail. 
 
- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 Little Ringed Plover on reservoir causeway.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  2 Shelduck.
 Wed 9th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  1 Common Tern,  15+ Swifts,  1 G.S Woodpecker. 
 Tue 8th May  - Carr Mill Dam  --  3 Buzzard,  3 Common Tern,  4 Swift,  2 G.S Woodpecker,  2 Kingfisher, 
 -     ''      ''     ''      --  1 Whitethroat, 1 Grey Wagtail.
 - Moss Lane  --  1 Oystercatcher,  2 Grey Partridge,  1 Merlin  photo 1 -  photo 2 2 Wheatear, 
 -     ''       ''     --   3 Skylark, 1 Yellowhammer.
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Mute Swan, 3 Canada Geese,  2 Shelduck,   2 Tufted Duck. 
 - Old Coach Road - close to East Lancs  --  possible Iberian Chiffchaff  (heard only) nr private woods,
 -    ''         ''        ''          ''           ''         ''     --   extensive searching was unable to locate.
 - Valencia Farm, Prescot Rd, Eccleston Pk -- 4 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Barn Owl,  1 Common Whitethroat.
 Mon 7th May  - Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 1 Yellow Wagtail heard calling over PR4.
 Sun 6th May  - Howard's Lane  --  2 Oystercatchers,  8 Lapwing,  9 Red-legged Partridge, 8 Swallows,  500+ Wood Pigeon. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  --  1 Coal Tit,  1 male Reed Bunting. 
 Sat 5th May  - Bold Moss / Colliers Moss  --  1 Common Sandpiper,  12 Reed Warblers,  4 Common Whitethroat. 
 - Eccleston Mere  --  3 Swift
1 Kingfisher,  2 Common Whitethroat,  3 Blackcap. 
 - My Garden, off Wagon Lane,  Haydock  -- 
2 Coal Tit,  1 male Reed Bunting. 
 - Old Coach Road  --  8 Wheatear.
 Fri  4th May  - Mill Dam, Eccleston  --  1 Common Tern
 
- Prescot Reservoirs (permit only)  -- 2 Little Ringed Plovers on reservoir causeway. 
 Thu 3rd May  - Berrington's Lane, Rainford  --  7 Buzzards,  6 Common Whitethroat,  also Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff,
 -           ''            ''         ''          --  Blackcap,   Linnet,  Yellowhammer,  Reed Bunting all reported.
 - Moss Lane  --  Oystercatcher,  Lapwing,  2 Swift,  2 Red-legged Partridge,  2 Kestrel,  3 Fieldfare, 
 
-     ''       ''    --   5 Wheatear, 5 Corn Bunting.
 - Sandy Lane  --  2 Common Whitethroat,  also Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff,  Blackcap all reported. 
 - Newton Lake, NLW  --  1 Grey Heron,  1 Mute Swan,  6 Canada Geese.
 Tue 1st May

 - Prescot Reservoirs (no access) - 2 Little Ringed Plovers on reservoir causeway, 1 Common Sandpiper PR4
 - Havannah Flash, Sankey Valley  --  1 Cormorant over,  1 Swallow thru.

  

 

 

 

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